Over 10,000 musical shaker instruments have been recalled due to laceration and choking hazards.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Woodstock Percussion Inc., of Shokan, New York, have recalled about 10,100 (9,400 in the US and 700 in Canada) Gripper Shaker musical instruments. The handle can detach from the shaker, exposing a rough edge and posing a laceration hazard. The detached handle also exposes small steel pellets and a plastic plug which pose choking hazards.
The company received one report from a consumer that the handles on two Gripper Shakers detached. No injuries have been reported.
Do You Own This Product?
The shakers are plastic musical instruments, 5.5 inches long, with rounded, egg-shaped tops containing steel pellets, and open circular handles. They come in blue and green and are sold separately. The marking "B4" is printed on the rounded top of each shaker. The shakers sold in mail-order catalogs, websites, and retail stores nationwide between August 2010 and March 2011 for about $5.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Woodstock Percussion Inc. to receive a $7 refund. For additional information, contact Woodstock Percussion, Inc. toll free at (866) 543-2848 anytime or visit the website at www.woodstockpercussion.com.